Aboa Mare Training Centre offers a wide range of courses for professional seafarers and shipping companies. We issue over 1,500 course certificates yearly and our course participants study on different courses both on STCW training and tailored courses for shipping companies.
Aboa Mare provides a diversified training portfolio, including basic and advanced ice navigation training according to the Polar Code, as well as ice navigation training for Baltic ice conditions including ship handling in ice.
In order to be able to offer a wide range of courses and satisfy the requirements of our clients, we have a large network of experts on diverse fields within seafaring, able to teach a large variety of courses. Today we have several international customers and we have a close co-operation with Wärtsilä and ABB which give us the knowledge of training international crews.
The simulation resources of Aboa Mare consist of 10 simulator bridges, desktop simulators, engine room simulators, VTS simulator, Navis DP simulator and radio simulator. We can offer training on CONSILIUM, FURUNO, SAM Electronics, SPERRY and TRANSAS bridges in our simulator. With the simulator interface we have developed, we can generate technical faults to the real navigational instruments on the bridges. We have 40 well-trained simulator instructors with a wide range of experience in shipping.
Aboa mare sends the participants a course confirmation two weeks before the course starts. We do not invoice for the cancellation of the participation if the cancellation is done at least 14 days prior to the course start. Cancellations received 7-14 days prior to the course start will be subjet to 50 % of the course fee.
Cancellations made later than that are subjet to the course fee in full. The course invoices will be sent after the course has started.
In case of a lost course certificate we will charge 50 € for giving out a Certificate of Attendancy.
The aim of Aboa Mare is to serve individual seafarers by offering them highly up-to-date courses. This course category comprises e.g. ECDIS courses which become mandatory in the near future and medical care courses required when revalidating the certificate of competency. Aboa Mare welcomes suggestions for courses which are not yet available in the course calendar.
The strongest asset of Aboa Mare is our ability to tailor-make courses for shipping companies. When you notice that you want to have a course arranged, ask for an offer and that we customise the course according to your requirements. Please remember that Aboa Mare offers Training Need Analysis which can be used in order to find out your officers’ training needs.
Aboa Mare has a long experience of training and simulation worldwide and we know what is required of good instructors. We can offer you instructor training which suits your training demands.
Aboa Mare offers courses for the domestic traffic area. Courses leading to the Boatmaster’s certificate, the Skipper’s certificate for domestic service and the Engine attendant’s certificate are arranged in Espoo, Vaasa and Turku. Note! These courses can be arranged only in Swedish and Finnish.
Aboa Mare is authorised by the Finnish Maritime Authority to organise Pilot Examinations. Pilotage Exemption Certificates (PECs) are granted for specific fairways and specific vessels and Pilotage Licences are granted for specific fairways.
Aboa Mare has participated in many interesting missions and most exciting projects. Aboa Mare has been consulted in connection with launching of simulator centres. We have also built simulator bridges which correspond to the clients’ own bridges. The aim of Aboa Mare is to be active in several projects which are useful for the training and improve safety.